Meant to post about this yesterday, but Blogger was having some serious problems. So if the blog was missing or there was a post repeated 3 or 4 times yesterday, that was why.
Anyway, director Aaron Russo has a new movie coming out called America: From Freedom to Fascism and it looks absolutely gut-wrenching:
“FOUR STARS (Highest Rating). The scariest goddamn film you’ll see this year. It will leave you staggering out of the theatre, slack-jawed and trembling. Makes ‘Fahrenheit 9/11′ look like ‘Bambi.’ After watching this movie, your comfy, secure notions about America — and about what it means to be an American — will be forever shattered. Producer/director Aaron Russo and the folks at Cinema Libre Studio deserve to be heralded as heroes of a post-modern New American Revolution. This is shocking stuff. You’ll be angry, you’ll be disgusted, but you may actually break out in a cold sweat and feel a sickness deep in your gut; I would advise movie theatre managers to hand out vomit bags. You may end up needing one.” — Todd David Schwartz, CBS
I can’t wait until it’s released (in late July I believe). I’ve been interested in this stuff for years. Not so much the IRS part, but definitely the mysteries of the Federal Reserve.
For those not in the know: In 1913 a huge scam was perpetrated on the American people when Congress gave away it’s right to coin money. This power was transferred to the newly created Federal Reserve System. One problem: The Fed is not federal. Whazzat, you say? I’m serious. It was created as a private money-lending institution. So who owns the Federal Reserve? Nobody knows. (Well, presumably the Fed knows, but they’re not telling). You can rest assured that you don’t.
Beyond that disturbing fact, the problem runs deeper. You see, the Fed creates money out of thin air. The dollar is no longer backed by gold, so any money that is created is just… paper. And most of it is electronic these days anyway. But how can that be?! you ask. Well, Congress gave the Federal Reserve that power when it was created in 1913. This is known as fiat currency because the government simply makes a law (a fiat) and says, “this is the way it is. This paper is worth X, even though there’s no precious metal (like gold) backing it. It’s worth something because we say it is.”
Isn’t this a little dangerous? you might wonder. Especially since the Fed is a private entity (that pays no taxes) controlled by unknown persons. You bet it is. Here’s what Thomas Jefferson had to say on the matter:
“I sincerely believe the banking institutions having the issuing power of money are more dangerous to liberty than standing armies.”
Damn right, Jefferson. So, if you’ve ever wondered how our supposedly prosperous nation managed to get 8 trillion dollars in debt, now you have your answer. A private bank is loaning our government money that it (the bank) creates out of nothing, and it’s loaning our government this money at interest! What a scam!
But who’s going to pay this interest that the bankers are charging the government? I’ll give you a hint: You are! In 1913 (the same year, at the same time) Congress also created the IRS and the income tax. It started at only 1% of total income, but it has gone up steadily ever since then (as I’m sure you’re well aware, especially around April 15th). In any fraud or scam somebody has to get it in the shorts, and in this case it’s the American taxpayer who is getting royally screwed.
Of course, the Congress could always cut back on spending. How ’bout you hold your breath until that happens? Not fucking likely, right? Well, that’s why the Congress loves the Federal Reserve; it’s a bank that let’s you go as deep into debt as you could ever want to go! 8 trillion and counting! They never ask for the principle; the interest is enough to keep them fat and wealthy. Congress simply raises the debt ceiling (or is it a basement?) and keeps spending like no tomorrow.
It was said by Alexis de Tocqueville that: “The American Republic will endure, until politicians realize they can bribe the people with their own money.” Well that day has long since passed. We’re like Wile E. Coyote running off a cliff. One of these days we’re gonna look down and then we’ll start to fall. The horrible reality is that America has been secretly taken over by a fascist cabal of bankers.
Throughout American history, a few brave men have stood up to the bankers (the Federal Reserve is our 3rd central bank; each one was worse than the previous one). They include Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. It seems that the last two may have paid for their courage with their lives.
So, if I have piqued your interest, please see the movie! Make sure you check out the previews on the Freedom to Fascism site. It looks awesome; I can’t wait to see it. Let’s just hope there’s still a country left to save by July. With George Bush (an agent of the bankers) in charge, that’s not a sure thing!
I leave you with a quote from banker-extraordinaire Mayer Anselm Rothschild:
“Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws…”